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These Alt-Right Douchebags Are Upset That You Kill Nazis in the New ‘Wolfenstein’ Video Game

The newest Wolfenstein video game is being criticized by the alt-right (or as we like to call them, “white nationalists”). Specifically, they’re objecting to a tweet which included the phrase “Make America Nazi-Free Again” and its #NoMoreNazis hashtag:

A number of alt-right idiots have complained to Bethesda, the creators of the new game.

One of our “favorites” is this one, which has since been deleted:

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Strangely, for a group that grew out of Gamergate and 4chan, the alt-right isn’t up on their gaming history.

Wolfenstein is an extremely long-running Video game series — the first Wolfenstein game was made in 1981. The first two, Castle Wolfenstein and Beyond Castle Wolfenstein, was a two-dimensional adventure game. The third game, 1992’s Wolfenstein 3D, formed the basis for the rest of the series, however. It changed the game into a first-person shooter, as all Wolfenstein games since have been. Wolfenstein 3D is even credited with first popularizing the first-person shooter genre.

Across the 11 Wolfenstein games, one thing has remained the same — the general story. In the games you play as B.J. Blazkowicz, an American spy. Your enemy: The Third Reich. Admittedly, it’s not always been the most historically accurate — at the end of Wolfenstein 3D, you literally kill Hitler in a robot suit.

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Though the later games have delved more into a Man In The High Castle-style bit of alternate history, the Nazis have always been the bad guys in Wolfenstein.

In fact, the newest game, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, takes place in an alternate universe where the Nazis won WWII. This game is set in 1961, in Nazi-occupied America — hence the slogan “Make America Nazi-Free Again.”

Of course, it just so happens that the slogan happens to mirror the current state of America and hints at the Trump election slogan, “Make America Great Again.” And that’s one of the reasons we love this campaign. Thankfully, we’re not the only ones — though a number of Nazi-sympathizers have come out of the woodwork to complain, there are also some great tweets praising Bethesda.

Though our favorite might be this subtle pun: